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Sarrasine
by Honoré de Balzac

Sarrasine is published in 1831, and is part of the Scènes de la Vie Parisienne (Scenes from Parisian Life) subseries of La Comédie Humaine.
The nameless narrator attends a ball held by a wealthy Parisian family whose fortune comes from a work of art, and there meets an extraordinary old woman who bears a strange resemblance to the statue depicted in the painting.
On the surface it is a tale of sexual androgyny, the power of love, and its bitter aftermath. But it can also be read as a study of the force of art on society and the immortality of beauty.
Roland Barthes' analysis of Sarrasine in his S/Z is of great interest.

Title Details

Year:1830
Translator:Clara Bell
Number of words:25,918
Print Length:74 pages
Price:$3.99

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